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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 121)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)

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Journal Cover ESC: English Studies in Canada
  [SJR: 0.101]   [H-I: 6]   [3 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0317-0802 - ISSN (Online) 1913-4835
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  • If What We Do Matters: Motives of Research in Canadian Literature
           Scholarship
    • Abstract: My title begins with "if," as if to cast doubt on whether Canadian literature scholarship matters. I write as a sometime insider to the discipline of literary studies and the field of Canadian literature, referring to myself as one of an "us" addressed by articles published in the field, and I have long felt strongly that it does matter. But the study I present here was motivated in part by questions posed from outside the discipline about whether or not and how literature scholarship matters. These questions come from a variety of locations, including from casually curious or skeptical outsiders—I hear them from friends wanting to know what research looks like, in English—but also from students hoping to join the ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Dyin' ain't much of a livin'": The Ethics of Rebellion in The Outlaw
           Josey Wales
    • Abstract: Clint eastwood's role as the sympathetic outlaw Josey Wales (1976) presents students in my first-year literature classes at the Royal Military College of Canada with an ethical conundrum. The film and its eponymous hero underscore the slippery nature of morality in a time of war as well as the ethics of rebellion. The film dramatizes a scenario that may well become reality for some rmcc cadets, all of whom have dedicated at least a portion of their professional lives to upholding national values in a military context and have committed themselves to being potentially "lawfully ordered into harm's way under conditions that could lead to the loss of their lives" against people who might be much like Wales himself: ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disrupting the National Frame: A Postcolonial, Diasporic (Re)Reading of
           SKY Lee's Disappearing Moon Café and Denise Chong's The Concubine's
           Children
    • Abstract: Since its emergence in the 1980s and 1890s, Asian Canadian Studies has gained recognition as a field of inquiry that could mount a wide-ranging and radical critique of mainstream Canadian history, society, and culture. Originally inspired by the rights-based movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian Canadian Studies grew out of community level activism against race and class oppression (Lai 1). Its principal modality has been to construct a "collective self," or Asian Canadian identity, through which to challenge the representation of Asians as perpetual outsiders or aliens and to rewrite existing Canadian history to acknowledge such racist state policies as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese Canadian ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Virtually Nontoxic
    • Abstract: Vinyl is as natural as lichen.Plastic is the silly putty, with which we simulate, then supplant, every facet of reality, converting all the varied elements of the planet into one common emulsion. While we sleep, our automatons toil throughout the night, transmuting everything into a petroleum byproduct that resists bacterial predation. Our species might openly mourn this phase of our demise, but in secret we really exalt the power of its genius, marveling to think that, in some landfill of the future, long after our own extinction, a single crash helmet might still endure, sloughed off, like the carapace of some alien crab. Our gewgaws of epoxy resin and nylon fibre do not attest, however, to any advance in our ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Large Number of Something: Proliferation, Now
    • Abstract: Despite the ubiquity of the phrase "going forward" with its implicit commitment to an idea of progress as an advance through time and space, contemporary North American culture is arguably increasingly characterized not only by matters of propulsion and velocity (or, as was discussed in a 2016 forum in esc 41.2–3, "Fast Evil") but of proliferation. Where North America's earlier industrial capitalist settler discourse put to work tropes of mechanization, automobility, space travel, and, most recently, digital communication to account for changes to human experience in terms of the speed at which something could—and, often, should—be done, such tropes are becoming almost quaintly anachronistic in the face not only of ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Space of Simultaneity
    • Abstract: The prompt: proliferation. I immediately thought of pack rats, pirates, archives, urbanism, interface. I thought I'd write something incisive about the confluence of Scandinavian crime drama and the emergence of the pirate party in the context of global networked culture; I imagined what the digital world of the Collyer brothers, the original hoarders, would look like if their one hundred and forty tons of ephemera was on portable hard drives; I thought maybe I'd be a provocateur and challenge you all to embrace the term "data" over the term "text."But it didn't take long for me to land on a concept I work with frequently—space and place—and to think about the ways that a term like proliferation always implies a ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Proliferations of Omniscience
    • Abstract: The conception of the current moment as one of proliferation induces anxiety, because it threatens a phantasy of omniscience. The exponential speed and mass of the digital world threatens the scholar's projected capacity of seeing or knowing what others do not. So we've seen a surge, a proliferation as it were, in interpretive turns and burgeoning reading practices in an effort to keep up with an overwhelming sense of ever-accumulating information. And I am indeed contributing to that pile with my book, Oscillations of Literary Theory: the Paranoid Imperative and Queer Reparative, published in 2016.Sedgwick's now famous inauguration of the reparative turn in Touching Feeling has sparked many variations. We can ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Proliferation's Ends
    • Abstract: This paper begins with a confession that may descend into whining cliché. Writer's block was a more significant problem with this paper than I can ever remember it being. Part of that, no doubt, had to do with the proliferation of tasks great and small in the lead-up to the 2016 accute conference, of which this forum was a part—that's the whining cliché, complete with unnecessary but obligatory reference to the forum's theme—but part of it definitely lay in my inability to discriminate among the many proliferations on which I could pedantically pontificate. And so what I might have here is a series of beginnings rather than a specific end in mind.My second beginning is the latest iteration of the tried and true ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Proliferating Ephemera in Print and Digital Media
    • Abstract: In january 2011, late-night host david letterman marked the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia by announcing that the world is about to implode. At that time, the idea of graduate students messing up Wikipedia entries was so commonplace it was a bit of a cliché: the kind of thing that Sheldon, Leonard, and the boys would do for fun on a Saturday night. Letterman humorously insisted that the predictable result of all the misinformation that is circulating and re-circulating thanks to Wikipedia and other popular crowd-sourced content providers is that we will eventually find ourselves without any concrete facts left to stand on: an information implosion of sorts.Five years later, the Wikipedia model has become more or ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tinderization of the Academy
    • Abstract: We have another kind of freedom of choice in modern society that is surely unprecedented. We can choose our identities. Each person comes into the world with baggage from his ancestral past—race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, social and economic class. All this baggage tells the world a lot about who we are. Or, at least, it used to. It needn't anymore.I'd like to think that this short paper has its roots in the moment when I decided that I wanted to go to graduate school in the fall of 2014. I knew for sure that I wanted a slice of the pie that we call academia. There was no question that I wanted to further my education, but also I admit that there was a certain appeal to the fact that obtaining a ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "I did a nice thing": David Foster Wallace and the Gift Economy
    • Abstract: The artist appeals to that part of our being which is a gift and not an acquisition—and, therefore, more permanently enduring. He speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our lives; to our sense of pity, and beauty, and pain; to the latent feeling of fellowship with all creation.While david foster wallace only began writing seriously halfway through his undergraduate career, he experienced success at an extremely young age, an outcome he would later regret. Initially a self-described "hard-core syntax weenie," Wallace studied mathematical theory and modal logic at the University of Amherst until becoming exposed to avant-garde fiction, in particular Donald Barthelme's "The ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spokesvultures for Ecological Awareness: An Interview with Timothy Morton
    • Abstract: Professor timothy morton, Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University, delivered two lectures at the University of Manitoba in the winter of 2016: the first as the Sydney Warhaft Distinguished Visiting Speaker for the Faculty of Arts and the second as the keynote for the Faculty of Architecture's Atmosphere Conference. The lectures were titled, respectively, "On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy" and "Escape from Mesopotamia, 12,000 Years Too Late," the recordings of which are available on his blog, www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com.Professor Morton is author of Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2015), Nothing: Three Inquiries into Buddhism and Critical Theory ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking Down Creative Democracy: A Pragmatist Reading of Race and Gender
           in Nella Larsen's Quicksand
    • Abstract: Caustic, controversial, and frequently cynical about racial politics, Nella Larsen worked simultaneously with and against prevailing tendencies in the Harlem Renaissance. She supported Jessie Fauset and W.E.B. Du Bois's disparagement of primitivism and exoticism, but, unlike Fauset, she did not ally the figures of the New Negro and New Woman with bourgeois morality. Her first novel, Quicksand (1928), features a biracial female protagonist who occupies a series of disparate communities, pursuing beauty, luxury, romance, and autonomy. However, repetitious collapses into alienation and despair compromise the potentially affirmative side of her cosmopolitan mobility. Numerous scholars have noted that Larsen modeled ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian
           Literary Studies ed. by Smaro Kamboureli and Christl Verduyn (review)
    • Abstract: Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies is the third edited collection from the TransCanada Institute's conference series that began in 2005. The three collections accumulatively attempt to think across the field of Canadian literature as it is complicit in or challenges the formation of nation and the field as institution, methodology, and, ultimately, collaborative and transformative politics. Consistent with all of these collections is their authoritative weight. The contributors are long-established experts in their respective fields, the majority in literary criticism. Critical Collaborations, comprised of twelve essays, plus an introduction by co-editor Smaro ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology by Audrey
           Jaffe (review)
    • Abstract: The word "realism" conjures a range of associations, and although the word "fantasy" often comes up as an opposing term more and more frequently the boundaries of realism have made room for fantasy. For over a century, critics have theorized how and why writers and readers seek reality through fiction, and they have generally found the boundaries of realism to be quite porous. For example, Nancy Armstrong extends boundaries to include such works as Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and King Solomon's Mines. She conceives of realism as "the entire problematic in which a shared set of visual codes operated as an abstract standard by which to measure one verbal ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Twelve-Cent Archie by Bart Beaty (review)
    • Abstract: The question that begins this book, "What is the value of Archie comics'" (3), has a clear answer in the title: not very much. This is probably the answer that most scholars and cultural commentators would have given until very recently. From the viewpoint of 2015, the company, Archie Comics, has surprisingly become "one of the biggest risk-takers in mainstream comics, pushing character diversity in its main titles and shifting away from its all-ages roots" (Sava). Bart Beaty's new volume in Rutgers up's Comics Culture series, however, focuses not on recent developments in the Archie line of comics but, rather, on the "ordinary" all-ages roots of Archie that makes their risk-taking in the twenty-first century ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to
           Attawapiskat by Margery Fee (review)
    • Abstract: Those of us who study and teach Canadian literature cannot escape its entanglement with land. For a long time, this entanglement was interpreted in aesthetic terms: writers (non-indigenous, it was largely assumed) responding to, and finding language for, the geographical character of the place as landscape (as, for instance, picturesque, sublime, pastoral, or gothic). In the Euro-Canadian writing that for several generations defined the category of "Canlit," that geographical character was also understood in terms of struggle, terror, and survival: tropes that confined the story of literary landscapes to the story of settlers pitted against an unfamiliar and hostile wilderness. But as Margery Fee underscores, while ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form by Gage McWeeny
           (review)
    • Abstract: From Curtis Sittenfeld's refracting of the Bush political dynasty through a domestic lens in American Wife (2008) to Jeffrey Eugenides's subversion of plot conventions in The Marriage Plot (2011) and Jennifer Egan's experimentation with point of view in A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010), contemporary novelists have played with the rich legacy of nineteenth-century realism: its focus on and valorization of the quotidian and the domestic, its honing of the marriage plot as well as multiplot form, and its formal experimentation with point of view, particularly by means of free indirect speech. Likewise, scholars such as Nancy Armstrong, Andrew H. Miller, Rachel Ablow, and Audrey Jaffe have analyzed the form of ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature by Anne Quéma
           (review)
    • Abstract: Anne Quéma's Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature is an ambitious contribution to law and literature scholarship. Carefully, although at times densely, written, it reads literature and law alongside the thought of Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu and an analytic structure provided by the contemporary Gothic. In doing so, Quéma thinks through the symbolic violence of power and how that power is legitimated. For readers of law and literature scholarship, as well as of jurisprudence more generally, it rewards as much as it challenges.The aim of Power and Legitimacy is less to elaborate on the cultural-legal work of specific texts, although that does occur later in the book; rather, Quéma's approach is ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pathways of Creativity in Contemporary Newfoundland and Labrador ed. by
           María Jesús Hernáez Lerena (review)
    • Abstract: To steal a phrase from Herb Wyile and Jeannette Lynes, the last few decades have witnessed a consistent "rising tide" of literary and artistic depictions of Newfoundland and Labrador.1 Riding this wave, of course, have been countless critical and scholarly responses to the work, a select few of which, like María Jesús Hernáez Lerena's Pathways of Creativity in Contemporary Newfoundland and Labrador, attempt to contemplate at once all the forms of creativity flowing through the province. One of the earliest broad stroke approaches was Sandra Gwyn's "The Newfoundland Renaissance," which appeared in the April 1976 edition of Saturday Night. Gwyn's heart is in the right place, but one cannot help but feel she is a ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern
           English Literature ed. by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace,
           and Grant Williams (review)
    • Abstract: The eleven essays in Taking Exception to the Law effectively demonstrate how early modern English literature registers confusion, competition, and improvisation in the legal principles and procedures to which it was intricately knit. The volume thus makes a valuable contribution to recent studies that present, as Grant Williams writes in the introduction, "a complication, if not a wholesale rejection, of the assumption that the law exerts a homogenous top-down force on society" (17). Williams offers a useful review of Law and Literature (sic) as an interdisciplinary subfield with origins in U.S. law schools in the 1970s and of recent scholarship that sorts through the untidy relationship between juridical and ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing ed. by Anne Giardini
           (review)
    • Abstract: Imagine the rejoicing that would ensue if another novel by Jane Austen were discovered. So it is when previously unpublished writing by any beloved author is released. Carol Shields's daughter, novelist Anne Giardini, and her son, Nicholas Giardini, edited Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing, published by Random House Canada in April 2016 and dedicated to Donald Shields, "husband, father and grandfather," with an appropriate quotation by Carol as epigraph: "I've always believed fiction to be about redemption, about trying to see why people are the way they are."Startle and Illuminate contains fourteen essays by Shields, most of which have never before been published: "Myths that Keep You From Writing," ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America ed. by Robert Zacharias
           (review)
    • Abstract: As an outsider-insider to the southern Manitoba Mennonite literary community, I have listened from the sidelines to many debates about Mennonite writing and its necessarily shifting parameters. After Identity is a timely book for diasporic studies in general and for the study of Mennonite writing in particular because it worries a thorny question that has stubbornly endured in Mennonite writing studies from the boom in Mennonite writing in the 1980s—what Andris Taskans first called "the Mennonite miracle" (Zacharias 15 n1). The epigraph that leads off the introduction, from poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf's "Mennonites," sums up the question of what comes after the miracle: "This is why we cannot leave the beliefs,/ or ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grace of Destruction: A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas by Elena Del
           Río (review)
    • Abstract: Much like her first book, Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008), Elena Del Río's The Grace of Destruction: A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas privileges the body's expressive and affective capacities over representational paradigms and narrative form. Reasserting a filmic and philosophical allegiance to the body, Del Río's latest work advances an original assessment of violence in contemporary cinema, with a particular focus on "negative affects" and the forces, extremities, and moral codes that precede and exceed acts of violence.Deploying an array of theoretical insights from multiple disciplines, Grace of Destruction engages a selection of films that demonstrate a certain extremity ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Girls, Texts, Cultures ed. by Clare Bradford and Mavis Reimer (review)
    • Abstract: In their excellent introduction to this excellent collection, editors Clare Bradford and Mavis Reimer explain the aim of the 2010 University of Winnipeg symposium that was the origin of this book—a desire to "generate and sustain dialogue between two groups of scholars: those focusing on texts for and about girls [children's literature scholars] and those who investigate contemporary girlhoods [scholars from the field of girls' studies]" (1). They note that "the title of the book signals its disciplinary and conceptual breadth" (9). Whereas the term "girlhood" suggests "a unitary state of being a girl," the plural term "girls" instead emphasizes "the diversity of girls' locations and ways in which familial ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • To the End of the Hyphen-Nation: Decolonizing Multiculturalism
    • Abstract: "Visible minority" is defined by Statistics Canada and by the Employment Equity Act as "persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour"One of the realities is that when we talk of multiculturalism, we are currently talking about visible minorities only.now is an especially powerful moment to be researching and teaching in the field of Canadian literature. Across Turtle Island powerful and creative indigenous-led movements are mobilizing on a number of fronts: to protest violations of indigenous treaty rights; to call for restitution; to defend land, water, sky, plants, and animals against corporate encroachment; to seek justice for housing infrastructure crises; to call ... Read More
      Keywords: Canadian literature; English fiction; English literature; Girls
      PubDate: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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